CASH for crime-beating community groups is up for grabs.
The West Yorkshire Police Community Trust is inviting community and voluntary groups to apply for up to £2,500 for projects that help prevent anti-social behaviour by 11 to 25 year olds.
There will be £50,000 available in total.
The trust has awarded over 650 grants to community projects since it was established in 1996. It is funded by seizing assets from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act as well as fund-raising and private donations.
Last year’s grant recipients included the Annapurna Indian Dance Company which was given £1,053 to offer dance sessions to young people in Mixenden and Illingworth, Halifax, in partnership with youth centres,
Lesley Hastings, from the trust, said: “The community trust has supported hundreds of local community groups and small charities across West Yorkshire over the years, helping them to make a real difference to the lives of others and their communities.”
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 9, and all applications must be endorsed by an officer from a neighbourhood policing team. For an application form visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/communitytrust, call 01924 292646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.